Fresh off the release of Sly Cooper 3 in 2005, Sucker Punch Productions wanted to do something outside of their comfort zone. Over time, the developers decided they wanted to start making a game about being a new type of super hero and thus the idea for Infamous was born.
4 years later Infamous was released in May 2009 to critical acclaim by gaming publications and gamers alike. The idea of the game is to give the player a great number of super powers and see how the player uses those powers when in a situation where other people need their help. In other words, there's a moral system in this game. And seeing as how the game is based on being a super hero, the creators took the time to make it so the game world, the character abilities and the story cutscenes have a comic book visual style to them.
The game features protagonist Cole McGrath, a Jason Statham clone in terms of bald headed look and gruff voice, but lacking in the British accent. For Cole, it's just another day in his home of Empire City. But while doing his shitty job, just minding his own business, an explosion destroys 6 square blocks of the portion of the city where he is. Miraculously, Cole finds himself to be the only survivor of the blast and also finds that he has super human abilities involving electricity. From there, Cole uses these powers to try to find out who caused the explosion and how he was involved.
Original Archived Let's Play available at the Let's Play Archive